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Peter Heller should write less and do a better job

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-22-19

Peter Heller should write less and do a better job. His book, Dog Stars, was great. Every other book after that has gotten a little worse. The river is not very good at all. I wist he would take more time and deliver a book that is worthy of him.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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What a great book with a wonderful story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-16-16

What did you love best about Hunters in the Dark?

The Story

Who was your favorite character and why?

The young boy and well off Cambodian girl

Which scene was your favorite?

The ending

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No extreme reaction

Any additional comments?

The book creates a dense, brooding, yet beautiful atmosphere.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Another great South Pacific Book from Mr. Troost

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-13

Would you listen to Headhunters on My Doorstep again? Why?

Yes, I already have. No one writes about the South Pacific in such an authentic way like J. Maarten Troost.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Headhunters on My Doorstep?

I really enjoyed his time on Fakarava and swimming with the Sharks, but there were many memorable moments, I thought his discription of the Marqueses Islands was great!

Which scene was your favorite?

Swimming with the Sharks on Fakarava

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I loved the ending!

Any additional comments?

I've read all of Mr. Troost's books and was excited when I heard a new book about the South Pacific was coming out. I've read other reviews and some complain about the fact that the books contains elements of he personal life, including dealing with alcohol issues. I think this only adds to the depth of this book and makes it even more interesting. Most travel writers either just describe what they see and/or try to be funny and it seems shallow. This book goes deeper and therefor is more enjoyable. It's still funny but is more human and real than most adventure travel books.

I highly recommend this book to any one who loves the South Pacific and has compassion for the human experience.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Norman Dietz should have read this

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-25-13

Would you listen to The Last Train to Zona Verde again? Why?

No

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last Train to Zona Verde?

Namibia

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of John McDonough?

Norman Dietz

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Please have Norman Dietz narrate this book over again, he is the only person who can narrate Paul Theroux's novels with any credibility.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful